Women's Rights

Underage: Addressing Reproductive Health and HIV in Married Adolescents

In July, thousands of people attended the 20th International AIDS Conference and the 2014 Girls Summit to work towards an AIDS-free generation and ending child and forced marriage. But such attention is rare; by and large, these girls are invisible to development efforts.

Beyond Gender Quotas in African Politics: How to Deliver on Women's Issues in Africa

Beyond Gender Quotas in African Politics: How to Deliver on Women’s Issues in Africa

Homicide in El Salvador’s Municipalities: Spatial Clusters and the Causal Role of Neighborhood Effects, Population Pressures, Poverty, and Education

Matthew C. Ingram and Karise M. Curtis have joined together to use some innovative analytical tools to study homicides in El Salvador.  Their use of spatial cluster analysis of municipal level homicides provides and unique window into the role of geography, population pressures, poverty and education can play in depressing violence.  Their finding also suggest some important policy innovations that could contribute to reducing future homicides.

Nutrition and the Continuum of Care: Pre-Conception to the Post-Natal Period

When Dr. Ranu Dhillon stumbled upon baby Reena during a routine visit to a clinic in India, she was almost comatose and unable to get the care she needed. Dhillon traveled with Reena and her mother from hospital to hospital, but left again and again without finding treatment.

Gender Mainstreaming in African Armed Forces

Africa Program Director Dr. Monde Muyangwa recently discussed gender mainstreaming in African armed forces at a Regional Gender Mainstreaming Seminar hosted by the Namibian Defense Force and co-sponsored by US Africa Command and US Army Africa in Windhoek, Namibia from 23-27 June, 2014.

Haleh Esfandiari on Iranian Women’s Role in Reconstructing Iran

“Women have been a key and continued to be the key to reconstruct Iran and also introduce changes and improve the social affairs in Iran,” remarked Haleh Esfandiari in an interview with The Sasakawa Peace Foundation.

Wilson Center Appoints 2014-15 Pakistan Scholar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Robert M. Hathaway
Phone: (202) 691-4012
E-mail: Robert.Hathaway@wilsoncenter.org

News Release
June 11, 2014

 

Future Leaders Discuss the Role of Women in Political Leadership and the Violence That Hinders Progress

Women are becoming a bigger part of the global political leadership equation, at the same time that violence against women is seen by many as an epidemic. Students from Eurasian countries, participating in a State Department exchange program (FLEX – Future Leaders Exchange: http://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/future-leaders-exchange), discussed these contradictory situations with Wilson Center experts during an event summarized through this episode of REWIND.

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Raising the Bar for REDD+: Strengthening the Role of Women and Gender Equality

Since 2005, the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation program (REDD+) has functioned as a mechanism to financially incentivize the preservation of forestlands in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But beyond its original use, some organizations have also started exploring ways it can help with other development initiatives, like women’s empowerment.

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